Where does the National Recovery Act (1930s) appear in the book To Kill a Mockingbird?In what chapter is the quote where Scout asks Atticus about the NRA and he tells her that nine old men killed...

Where does the National Recovery Act (1930s) appear in the book To Kill a Mockingbird?

In what chapter is the quote where Scout asks Atticus about the NRA and he tells her that nine old men killed it? I know who they are. I just need to know where it is in the book.

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You can find author Harper Lee's mention of the NRA (National Recovery Act) in Chapter 27 of To Kill a Mockingbird. The reference has to do with Maycomb getting back to normal following the trial and death of Tom Robinson. There were "two minor changes." One had to do with the Halloween pageant, since Halloween had previously been a "completely unorganized affair." But the mischief involving the Misses Tutti & Frutti prompted the town to host an organized pageant this year, and Scout discovered that she would be required to take part. The other change was the removal

... from their store windows and automobiles the stickers that said NRA--WE DO OUR PART. I asked Atticus why, and he said the National Recovery Act was dead. I asked who killed it: he said nine old men.

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